What a fucking mess. There’s stuff in there that hasn’t been touched in years including a couple of shoeboxes full of video tapes I’ve shot. Digging them out and having a quick look at snippets of them makes me realize just how slap dash I’ve been with the camcorder. I have never taken the time to study the craft of making and editing movies and it shows. With stills I’ve learnt a few Photoshop tricks, now it looks like I’m going to have to buy some decent video editing software and read a manual or two if I want to keep this website supplied with decent movies.
Over the last couple of years I have been a really good boy and resisted all, well most, hardware temptations. Working in the toy industry, sorry IT, means I get to see a lot of fancy gizmos but most of it leaves me cold. Recently though I’ve had my grubby mitts on the iPad and all of a sudden I’ve developed a credit card itch. I keep coming up with reasons why it would be a good idea to own one but to be honest they are all pretty weak and I should just admit to needing a bit of retail therapy to cheer myself up. Retail therapy? Fuck off you’re a bloke. Oh come on, there’s nothing wrong with getting in touch with your feminine side once in a while.
I have just read that Fujifilm have taken one of my observations on the shortcomings of the X100 camera very seriously and are working feverishly on a firmware update to improve the way it operates. I didn’t know my little website had so much clout. All they have got to do now is knock about 50% off the price and I’m definitely in the market for one.